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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
. >> reporter: the president wins 330 some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of income, does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republicans so what did people intended or not we've got divided government. >> reporter: you don't think there is a mandate here. >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. i think these ideas we talked about are popular ideas. this was a close election. we have to make sure it works in the next two years. that means i think both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: could you see supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising tax rates. >> reporter: you won't support a plan? >> i don't want to get into that but i don't support raising tax rates. i've been saying that my entire career. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you were now the leader of the republican party and his answer was, oh, i wouldn't think so, paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from j
Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
. whether it works or not, we're waiting to see. >> how about the role of the united states? president obama has stood by israel publicly but also talked to the egyptian president about ways to de-escalate the conflict. what specific ideas are on the table? >> reporter: all the americans' efforts are going through egypt when it comes to hamas. they are taking the lead. from what we understand, egypt wants to have a cease-fire and then a bigger negotiation about lifting the siege of gaza. hamas wants that all to be part of one agreement, and israel wants to see a stop of hostilities, no more rockets into israel and doesn't want to link that to a cease-fire. so those are the parameters. how they get close together to make a success of this is really what's under way right now. >> and a lot of activity right now, christiane amanpour, thanks very much. >> as alex reported, those calls president obama made to the middle east came from asia where the president made history today becoming the first american president to visit myanmar formerly known as burma. he was met with a lot of enthusias
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